Guardian Building Products names new President/CEO
GREER, S.C. — Guardian Building Products has appointed Donald (“Donny”) J. DeMarie Jr. President and CEO, as well as a member of the Board of Directors.
DeMarie’s appointment comes following the recent announcement that GBP has been acquired by Pacific Avenue Capital Partners, a Los Angeles area-based private investment firm.
“We are excited for a leader of Donny’s caliber to join the GBP team. Donny has CEO experience in a much larger organizational setting and has a proven track record of successful leadership in the building materials industry,” said Chris Sznewajs, Chairman of the Board of Guardian Building Products and Managing Partner & Founder of Pacific Avenue Capital Partners. “We believe Donny’s collaborative approach, collective experience and desire to win make him an ideal fit for this role. Donny was involved in the original due diligence of the transaction, has been working with the team closely since closing, and is in a position to hit the ground running.”
“I am excited to join the team at Guardian Building Products. We will focus on our customers and suppliers while investing heavily in the business to support growth. We have a great team, and I am honored to carry on our long tradition of providing solutions to our customers,” said DeMarie.
DeMarie’s previous work history includes 27 years with Masco Corporation.